What I did:
Throughout my TrackTown USA internship, I created written content for the website, including recaps and event coverage. I also helped run premier track events, produced 30-90 second videos to introduce guests at TrackTown Tuesdays and created social media content with Adobe Photoshop.
TrackTown Tuesday events are held at the Downtown Athletic Club and occasionally at Hayward Field throughout each track season. These unique events allow the track community to congregate for food, drinks and conversation. For each event, three guests from various track teams are chosen to be interviewed. These guests are often University of Oregon student athletes or runners on the local professional team, Oregon Track Club Elite (OTC Elite). Here are a few of my recaps from these events:
The NCAA Track and Field Championships are an event that TrackTown USA runs and covers every year. The meet never disappoints with record-breaking performances and nail-biting upsets. Here is a “Performance of the Day” story that I wrote:
TrackTown USA aims to innovate the track and field community. One innovation that has recently emerged is the TrackTown Summer Series. This is something that is new to track and field, but has been well-received. It is a three-part track and field meet series in which four cities–San Francisco, Portland, Philadelphia and New York–draft a team and host meets in the U.S. This is significant because most American profession runners are forced to go to Europe for elite competitions. These meets allow them to stay close to home and still have good competition in this fun and interesting team scenario. Below is a recap I wrote when I covered the San Francisco event.